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The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies

Updated August 3, 2020 23.3k votes 1.3k voters 13.0k views64 items

List RulesHorror movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

Is there such a thing as comfort movies when it comes to horror? This is a list of horror movies we keep watching, even when there are newer, scarier, or overall better horror films to watch. Because it doesn't have to be good to be a rewatchable horror movie, you just have to love it.

These are the movies we own multiple copies of, so if they're not available on streaming, we can still get our fix. Some of the greatest horror movies, like Halloween and The Thing, have obvious rewatch value. Or, you love Tony Todd so you end up watching Final Destination as often as Candyman. But then there are movies like C.H.U.D. that are just really good B-movies.

It doesn't matter why you like rewatching horror movies, only that you love to watch them again and again. What horror movies do you think are the best to rewatch?

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 4
    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 7
    The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1987

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • 8
    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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  • 10
    Alien is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 11
    Scream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns

    Released1974

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 14
    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

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  • 17
    Predator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 18
    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 20
    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1982

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • 21
    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive Barker

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Candyman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Candyman

    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd

    Released1992

    Directed byBernard Rose

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    Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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    Children of the Corn

    Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton

    Released1984

    Directed byFritz Kiersch

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